Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Bioprocess Engineering, INSA de Toulouse, France, Nov 2008.Project work: Optimisation of the production of bioplastic precursors, polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from municipal sludge by sequencing batch reactor system under dynamic condition.
PhD - Environmental Science & Engineering, Pondicherry (Central) University, India, Apr 2008.
Thesis: Some applications of bioprocess engineering in solid waste management.
MPhil - Environmental Science & Engineering, Pondicherry (Central) University, India, Nov 1999.
Thesis: Application of anaerobic fermentation technology for the treatment of liquid and solid biowastes.
MSc - Zoology, KM Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry, India, Jun 1998.
Project work: Technical training in research methodologies on some aspects of epidemiology and control of filariasis.
BSc - Zoology, Tagore Arts College, Puducherry, India, May, 1996.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India. Jun 2009 – Till date.
Senior Consultant, Swiss Red Cross, Switzerland, INTACH Pondicherry Chapter, Puducherry, India.
Nov 2008 – Jun 2009.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et Procédés, INSA de Toulouse, France.
May, 2008 – Nov 2008.
Senior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Centre for Pollution Control and Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, India.
Apr 2006 – May 2008.
Project Associate, Centre for Environment Education, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Tirupur Field Office, India.
Oct 2002 – Jan 2004.
Lecturer, Environmental Studies, Mountain State University, EDUSCAN, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Jun 2000 – Sep 2001.
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal on Bioinformatics & Biotechnology. GSTF, 2011.
Reviewer, “Fuel” Elsevier, 2011.
Examiner, Panel of examiners for PhD thesis evaluation, Anna University, India, 2010.
Reviewer, “Malaysian Journal of Microbiology” Malaysian Society of Microbiology, 2009.
Qualified in Joint CSIR-UGC NET, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India, 2003.
Qualified in TOEFL, 2001.
Pondicherry University Second Rank holder in MSc degree, 1998.
Membership in Professional Bodies:
ISTE, Indian Society for Technical Education, 2012.
STOX, Society for Toxicology, India, 2012.
ISWA, International Solid Waste Association, Vienna, Austria, 2011.
NSWAI, National Solid Waste Association of India, 2010.
CWG, Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2010.